Fleas are an issue that you and your Broken Arrow exterminator can deal with. These insects are parasites that attack our pets and make them all around uncomfortable. Not only that, but they also can spread disease and cause all sorts of different problems with your pet. In today’s modern world our dogs and cats are just as much a part of our family has anyone else is. Because our pets are important to us, we need to protect our family members from these bloodsucking insects. So in this article, let us take a good hard look at fleas, their life cycle, and what you and your Broken Arrow exterminator can do to protect yourselves, your pets and your home from fleas.


Flea treatments need to happen in three different areas. The first one is you have to get the fleas off of your dog or cat themselves. In order to do this, you will need to speak with your local veterinarian. They will have plenty flea treatment options for your dog or cat in order to take care of fleas that are on their body. Usually this consists of some sort of a pyrethrin pesticide is applied directly to their skin. 

Of course, it’s a medical grade pesticide that is safe for them that must be prescribed by a vet. If you have a more exotic pet such as a gerbil, or a rabbit, that you’re concerned about fleas with, they can help you with that as well. While there are many over-the-counter solutions for your dogs and cats, the more exotic pets don’t necessarily have treatments tailored exactly to them, but they still can be dealt with with the help of your vet.


Once you’ve treated the fleas on your pet, in many cases, some of those fleas will jump off of the pet and into your home. So whether you had an issue in your home or not before this, once you start the treatment of your pet themselves, a lot of times fleas will infest your home as well. Regardless of how they got here, the second place for you to treat is in the home. Out of the four sections of the lifecycle of the flea, three of them happen off of the animal and on the floor and bedding. Because of this, it’s important to contact your Broken Arrow exterminator to schedule a treatment for these insects. 

In most cases, they will set up a plan where they do multiple treatments over a span of time. This is because fleas can be killed by pesticidal treatments when they are in their adult and larva stages, but when they’re in their egg or pupa stage, they are protected from pesticides. So when they treat your home the first time, they will wipe out all of the attacking parasites, and then a week or two later all of a sudden you have a second wave. This is because the eggs and the pupa have hatched. Contact your Broken Arrow exterminator for help with these parasitic fleas.


In between these treatments, you can often speed up the process by vacuuming as often as you can. The vacuum cleaner mimics the heat and vibration of a possible host animal for these fleas. When these insects are in their egg and pupa forms, they will wait until they can sense a possible host animal near before they exit these protective areas. So this can convince adolescent fleas to come out of their hiding places and get in contact with the pesticide that’s been sprayed by your Broken Arrow exterminator. After multiple treatments, you will eventually get ahead of the infestation and wipe them out from your home.

The last place that you may need to treat for fleas is your yard. Many animals will use the outdoors for going to the bathroom, they may live out there and at minimum they will most likely play in your yard from time to time. If there’s an excessive amount of fleas in your yard, then you may need to treat your yard itself to kill off some of the population. Now the yard is impossible to completely eliminate every flea in. But that doesn’t mean that you can’t knock down the population to a manageable level. If you have excessive populations, an outdoor treatment can be a good idea. In some cases scheduling this on a monthly basis is also a positive thing. Contact your Broken Arrow exterminator to get that scheduled.


Fleas are not picky when it comes to who they will bite. They can bite your pets. These insects can bite you. They can bite any number of different animals. Because of this, they will often pick up diseases from some animals and pass them onto the next ones. We have seen this through the tragedy of the bubonic plague. In the middle ages, sanitation in large cities was nonexistent. Rats and fleas ran rampant. Rats would get this disease, and then fleas would get it by biting the rats. Then these fleas would bite humans passing the disease onto us. Millions of people died. Even today, the black plague is still around. It is treatable now, but, it’s important that if you have a problem with this that you get in contact with a physician as quickly as possible. Contrac your Broken Arrow exterminator to stop fleas today.


If you’re having an issue with fleas or any other insects, it is time to call a Broken Arrow exterminator that you can trust. Here at TermMax pest control, we’re the best in the business when it comes to dealing with fleas or any other insects. We service the greater Tulsa area, including Broken Arrow, Coweta, Catoosa, Claremore, Sand Springs, Sapulpa, Prattville, Bixby, Jenks, Owasso, Turley, and so much more. Call today for a free estimate. We’re here to help!

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